Tag Archive: DTM

Aug 30

Wolff only eyeing young talent long-term

Toto Wolff confirms that he sees Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg forming Mercedes F1 line-up for the foreseeable future…

Mercedes motorsport boss Toto Wolff admits that, while he is excited by the up-and-coming talent on the marque’s roster, there is not plan to rush them into F1. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 30

And all of a sudden, Mercedes is favourite

The first impressions of the DTM race weekend at Moscow did not quite speak in favour of Mercedes-Benz.

Audi and BMW dominated proceedings in the two free practice sessions and appeared to be better sorted at Moscow Raceway. But when things gor serious, the brand from Stuttgart was there and secured its first win at the track, opened in 2012, courtesy of Pascal Wehrlein.

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Aug 28

The expert’s tip: Bednaruk favours Spengler and Wittmann

He makes sure that the Russian crowds on site are perfectly informed

Sergey Bednaruk is the track announcer for the DTM race meeting at Moscow. And in addition, he is a true motor-racing expert. Bednaruk works both for the Russian version of motorsport.com and as TV commentator. In his expert tip he tells us what he is expecting from the Russian race weekend and who he believes to become the beaming winners.   Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 27

DMSB pronounces sentence for gamesmanship

As such behaviour massively damages the sport’s public reputation, the sentence had to be appropriately severe

The sports court of the German Motor Racing Association, DMSB, analysed the incidents that occurred within the framework of the DTM race at Spielberg and convicted the persons involved for having displayed gamesmanship. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 26

Modern, twisting and challenging – DTM to race at Moscow

The hunt for DTM old hand Mattias Ekström is on

Modern, twisting and challenging – DTM to race at Moscow At Moscow’s state-of-the-art GP circuit, the battle for the 2015 DTM title will enter its next round. From 28th to 30th August, the Moscow Raceway, located to the west of the Russian capital, will stage the 11th and 12th rounds of the season. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 24

DTM to keep on racing at the Nürburgring in the coming years

DTM will keep on racing at the Nürburgring, in the fairly long term

DTM - Nürburgring A contract for the years up to and including 2017 now was signed by capricorn Nürburgring GmbH (CNG) and DTM promoter ITR. Since its debut appearance back in 1984, DTM contested a total of 69 races at the Nürburgring. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 15

Once Audi, once BMW – the DTM history at Moscow

DTM’s debut appearance at the Moscow Raceway proved to be a race dominated by tactics

DTM logoAudi and BMW are the manufacturers who dominated the races held at Russia’s Moscow Raceway to date. Since the modern motor-racing facility located in the western parts of the Russian capital was opened in 2012, DTM contested two race weekends there. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 03

Stewards’ decision concerning the DTM race at Spielberg

The affected Audi Team Phoenix renounced an appeal

Audi driver Timo Scheider is excluded from the result of the DTM race on Sunday, August 2, 2015, due to the collision with Mercedes-Benz driver Robert Wickens.

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Aug 02

Ekström wins in the rain

Radio call sparks a lot of discussion 

DTM - Mattias Ekström, Audi RS5 DTMOverwhelming – that is the only suitable way to describe Mattias Ekström’s performance in the race at the Red Bull Ring on Sunday. In the most adverse conditions with pouring rain, the Audi driver secured victory after 34 laps.

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Aug 01

Mortara wins at Spielberg

Wehrlein is half-time leader

DTM - Red Bull Ring He had announced if after claiming pole position in qualifying. “Here, we have the fastest car,” Edoardo Mortara said. And he was to be proven right after the first DTM race of 40 minutes at the Red Bull Ring.

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Jul 31

Mortara posts the first fastest time of the weekend – a good omen for Audi?

The first times of the DTM weekend at Spielberg have been posted.

Edoardo Mortara came out as the fastest driver in first free practice on Friday afternoon. The Audi driver completed his fastest lap of the 4.326 kilometres long circuit in 1:25.585 minutes. A good omen for the team from Ingolstadt?

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Jul 29

From the Dunes to the Alps – DTM to race at Spielberg

Which driver will become the 2015 DTM Half-Time Champion?

DTM logoThis question will be answered on Saturday, 01st August, in Austria. Then, the Red Bull Ring will stage the ninth of this year’s 18 DTM races.

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Jul 24

Nine DTM drivers to contest the Spa-Francorchamps 24-Hour Race

This weekend, nearly 40 percent of the DTM grid will compete in the tradition-rich Belgian endurance race.

The 67th edition of the 24-hour classic at the Ardennes Rollercoaster will be held from 25th to 26th July. In this race, the BMW Z4 GT3 entered by Roal Motorsport will attract particular attention.

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Jul 12

António Félix da Costa claims his maiden DTM pole (updated)

Bruno Spengler will be lining up alongside the pole sitter in second place

Only three hours after his maiden pole position in the DTM, the first victory followed: in a dominant way, BMW driver António Félix da Costa drove from pole position to his first major success in the most popular international touring car series, an undisputed victory.

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Jul 11

Farfus on top in second practice at Zandvoort

Bruno Spengler 15th and Robert Wickens 23rd

Second free practice of the DTM double-header at Zandvoort in the Netherlands has been completed, and the fastest driver at midday on Saturday was BMW’s Augusto Farfus.

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Jul 10

Rockenfeller fastest – BMW following closely

An engine change for Blomqvist

Audi driver Mike Rockenfeller was fastest in first free practice of the DTM weekend at Zandvoort with a lap time of 1:32.009 minutes. On the fourth DTM weekend at Zandvoort, Tom Blomqvist is using a new engine.

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Jul 10

The pleasant anticipation of Zandvoort is growing

DTM weekend that is kicked off this Friday at Zandvoort, Netherlands

DTM divers Timo Scheider, Martin Tomczyk and Robert Wickens talk about their expectations, hopes and goals for the race meeting at the unique dune circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 04

The DTM at Zandvoort: racing with beach flair

Usually, it’s a true dilemma, on a hot mid-summer weekend: should you go swimming or attend a thrilling motor-racing event.

This weekend, however, you can have it all: from 10th to 12th July, when DTM makes its stop at Zandvoort, Netherlands, the refreshing North Sea waves are just a stone’s throw away from the unique 4.307-kilometre dune circuit with its challenging and versatile track layout.

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Jun 30

DTM season highlight at the Norisring thrills both the fans on site and the TV audience

The new DTM race format has been accepted extraordinarily well by both the motor-racing enthusiasts on site and the TV audience.

DTM logo One race on Saturday and one on Sunday – this format does not only make for twice as much race action but also for a clearly increased TV presence. Consequently, the legendary stone grandstand and the other stands of the third DTM meeting of the season were well filled as early as on Saturday. A total of 123,000 visitors over the weekend turned the Norisring into a true boiling pot. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 25

Total surveillance – a visit to the race control

The room is small and monitors are flickering everywhere.

At the front, numerous TVs form a big video wall and the tables are packed with monitors standing side by side. Between them, 15 people are watching the action as if hypnotised. Read the rest of this entry »

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